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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Luger

Fortnight 1972, Short film,

Synopsis

The anniversary of an early revolution, the hazy atmosphere of and endless night, the obession with memories, and the joy of living that reigns around him, bring Roskov, ex member of the SS who lives clandestinely, to isolate himself in his attic in order to share with his Lüger the last whiffs of sexuality.

Director

Georges Bensoussan

Georges Bensoussan has studied Cinema in the IDHEC (High Cinema Studies Institute) in Paris, in 1970. (Actually, known as La FEMIS). He has been First Assistant Director from 1972 to 1981 for Cinema and TV, and TV Director from 1981 to 1998.As TV Director, he made many TV Series, and especially Documentaries about Cinema Directors: He made Films about R.W.Fassbinder, George Tabori, Pasolini, Skolimowski, Nikita Mikhalkov, Emir Kusturica, Sacha Guitry…etcAnd also, he directed many Theater plays as « The Moliere Collection by Comedie Française » (1997-1998). He, also wrote and directed 3 short movies for Cinema: « Lüger », « L’Hiver approche », and « Bel ragazzo » . The two last were nominated to Cesar Awards, in Paris.Now, he decided to dedicate himself to feature films.He is also a playwright and wrote plays: « Mes dernières paroles » has been published in « L’Avant-Scene » in France (1983) and selected in the « Contemporaries writings » category in the « International Theater Festival of Avignon » ; « Est-Ouest » has been selected in the « International Theater Festival of Avignon » in 1994 for a reading, and has been translated in english.